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: Brake Pads - OEM or Aftermarket ?


rtyagi2
01-04-2017, 05:32 PM
Hi All,

I own a 2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Quattro . In my Recent visit to Audi Dealership for a 35K service . ( I currently have 30K on Audi Q5 )

I was advised that I should get my Front and Rear Break Pads and Rotors Changed . This is the current condition :- Front Brakes - 2mm and Rear Brakes - 4mm

I was told that I should get them replaced . The cost for the OEM told me by the dealer is Front ($ 829 ) and Rear ($ 829 )

I am interested in some aftermarket Brake Pads . Below are some options that I have researched


Brake Pads :-

[B]Bosch BP1386 QuietCast Premium Disc

[B]Akebono EUR1018 Brake Pad

Brembo Brake Pad Set


One of the things that the person at dealership told me is that he has heard from lot of people who put aftermarket pads tend to feel squeakiness and they come back again and get OEM ( I am not sure if he was telling this just to sell me )

Please advise me which of these will be the best in terms of the long run , no squeaks, good stop, low dust , low noise .